Upcoming Christmas tree auction to benefit local schools

Advancements in technology are helping the way Math, English, History and many other subjects are being taught in school. The problem is, that technology can be expensive and requires frequent updates.

The Cache Education Foundation has a long history of providing technology grants to schools and teachers to help with those costs and they would like to do more. Executive Director Teri Lewis says this year the foundation is hosting a Christmas Tree Jubilee.

“We are hoping to recruit businesses or anyone who would want to donate a decorated tree for this event,” Lewis explains. “We’d like to have that solidified by the end of October.

“Anyone can decorate and donate a tree. In fact, if you do so, we can issue an in-kind donation receipt that you can use to deduct the expenses on your taxes.”

The decorated trees and wreaths will be available for purchase at a special dinner and auction held at Providence Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 20th. For more information about donating a tree or attending the event, call (435) 755-2022. Lewis says 100% of the proceeds from the event will go directly to technology programs in the Cache County School District.

“Technology seems to be a black hole,” Lewis says. “When you upgrade or get something new it is out of date in a few years. The Cache Education Foundation would like to help the schools and keep up to date on the items that are used in the classroom that benefit the students directly.”

She says people can purchase the trees to put in their businesses, donate them back to local schools to have on display, or keep them for themselves and relieve some holiday stress.

“Since it’s on Friday, Nov. 20th it is the weekend before Thanksgiving,” she continues. “Come enjoy the dinner, you can bid on beautiful trees that are there. We’ll wrap it up for you at the end of the evening and deliver it to your home.

“It will be all ready to go so it will save you time and energy on setting up your Christmas decorations.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. so people can preview the trees and wreaths. A prime rib dinner will begin at 7 and there will also be special musical performances as well. The cost is $40 a plate or $375 for a table of 10.

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